After more than a year of litigation, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis husband and wife that became famous for waving their guns at BLM protestors who broke into their neighborhood, have been pardoned by Missouri’s Republican governor.
Gov. Mike Parson issued the pardons on Tuesday, making good on a promise that he would ensure that Mark and Patricia do not face consequences for defending their property.
BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the gun-wielding couple who confronted protesters at their home last summer. pic.twitter.com/JEHyTBe94E
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 3, 2021
This comes after the gun-toting couple avoided jail time by paying small fines in June, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges relating to the incident last summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Mark McCloskey paid a $750 fine for fourth-degree assault, and Patricia McCloskey paid a $2,000 fine for misdemeanor harassment.
The McCloskeys, who are both lawyers themselves, received notoriety after they stood on their lawn and waved around an AR-15-style rifle and a pistol to ward off rioters who broke down the gate into their neighborhood and harassed residents on their way to the St. Louis mayor’s house in June 2020.
“They’re thrilled,” the couple’s attorney Joel Schwartz said regarding the pardons on Tuesday. “They want to put this episode of their lives behind them and focus on Mark’s campaign for senate.”
“As Mark McCloskey has stated, if he faced the same situation again, he would conduct himself in the same manner, and he feels he’s been vindicated by the governor’s pardon,” Schwartz continued.
The St. Louis couple released a statement celebrating the pardons.
“As many of you know, Patty and I faced political prosecution for having the audacity to defend our lives and property from an angry mob,” Mark McCloskey stated on Tuesday. “Today we are incredibly thankful that Governor Mike Parson righted this wrong and granted us pardons.”
Statement from Mark and Patty McCloskey on Governor Parson’s Pardon pic.twitter.com/9OyFTNoQtp
— Mark McCloskey (@mccloskeyusa) August 4, 2021
Mark McCloskey revealed earlier this year he is now running for U.S. Senate to stand for the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment.
Announcing his campaign, McCloskey said, “An angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family, I took a stand to defend them. I am a proven fighter against the mob.”
“When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation— I’ll defend it,” he continued. “I will NEVER BACK DOWN.”
An angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family, I took a stand to defend them.
I am a proven fighter against the mob
When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation— I’ll defend it
I will NEVER BACK DOWN
— Mark McCloskey (@mccloskeyusa) May 19, 2021
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